DeafBlind Community Access Network (DBCAN) Co-Director, Part Time

Position: DeafBlind Community Access Network (DBCAN) Co-Director, Part Time
Location: Boston, MA


Summary of Duties:


- Manage DBCAN program with Co-Director.
- Provide support and problem resolution to DBCAN services users and Providers including maintaining close contact with them to ensure their questions and concerns are addressed timely, review progress, monitor quality of services.
- Provide DBCAN Provider trainings.
- Coordinate interpreter services to ensure communication access needs are met.
- Attend agency-wide Staff and Management meetings.
- Attend DBCAN Advisory Council meetings, review meeting minutes, and help with logistics.
- Monitor program service goals, rate of utilization of services, and identify issues impacting program effectiveness
- Assist with public relations strategy to publicize DBCAN to maintain visibility and to outreach to consumers and providers.
- Collect Provider, Interpreter, and Consultant invoices, verify accuracy, and approve.
- Assist in other aspects of program operation including, but not limited to, screening/interviewing Provider candidates.
- Be available during occasional evenings and weekends.

Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work or a related field. ASL fluency preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills, excellent problem resolution skills, and ability to perform effectively as part of a team.
- A minimum of 3 years experience with DeafBlind individuals and community, and an understanding of and sensitivity to DeafBlind culture.
- A minimum of 3 years experience working with people in problem and conflict resolutions including the ability to assess needs and issues and to provide support and mediation.
- Ability to communicate and sign comfortably with a variety of people, including people using tactile and oral communication. Excellent English and competent computer skills (Microsoft Office) required.

To Apply: submit updated resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to Ann Thompson, HumanResources/Administrative Coordinator, at athompson@deafinconline.org.

Position available until filled

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf, DeafBlind,Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans, People of Color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.